Data Recovered (4th May 2007)
Thankfully all the data from the hard drive of our upstairs PC has been recovered. It failed on 13th April 2007.
They data recovery place copied the data onto a new 320GB hard drive. It’s external and connects via USB so we can use it for future backups.
Big relief to get it all back! We got a new hard drive to go in the PC as well. With over 100,000 recovered files it will take a while to sort through what to transfer back into the PC!
There are a lot of essential things I’ve had to reinstall or transfer from the old hard drive:
- WAMP, including my local virtual server setup.
- MSN Messenger 7 (Windows Messenger doesn’t stay connected through our network so I can’t use it, even though it has the perfect messaging interface.)
- Messenger Plus!
- Various Firefox extensions, still haven’t got Web Developer 1.0 on here (1.1’s interface is and unconventional and full of bugs).
- Firefox bookmarks.
Thankfully getting this stuff back where it belongs hasn’t been too painful, just a bit time-consuming.